FromAprilWithLove

Hi!  My name is April, I'm 22 and was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder on July 22, 2011.  Although I was devistated at first, I have found accetance and love for myself through blogging.  Like most 22 year olds, I'm on a journey in life in search for myself, and my life's meaning.  Join me as I explore all life has to offer, including the highs and lows, while trying to just stay afloat.

A Little Music Therapy For Ya...

A little music therapy does the soul some good.  After cycling down this downward spiral, followed by cycling up only to be bombarded with what felt like a million circus distractions all within the past month or two.  I decided to do a mini post featuring songs that help me keep on trucking and remind me that when I'm having a rough time (no matter how long it may be)......It's only temporary, and I have much more highs in life to look forward to.Enjoy1) Michael Franti & Spearhead - Hey Hey Hey...more

My Very First Rant (on my blog anyways): "Hey, are you ok?"

I will make this one short and sweet.  I don't mean to offend anyone, especially those who have shown me nothing but support, but I feel like this is something that needs to be said.  Please stop asking me every two minutes if I'm okay! I may be exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea....more

Cleaning Up After Disaster

My deepest apologies for my recent absence, but to be honest ; I just haven't had much to blog about.  I've been finding no motivation to put pen to paper, and haven't been feeling as motivated and up lifted these days....more

Happiness Is A Warm Gun......

One crucial ideal in my life, living with Bipolar Disorder, is my never-ending support system that will not go unnoticed.   My support system includes my Mental Health team (my shrink and therapist), my online support group, my family, and friends of course.   Normally when I'm in a session talking about my supports I reference my immediate support system, being my friends and family.  These are the people I can turn to at the drop of a hat when the $h*t$ about to hit the fan.  So far they've never let me down....more

Walking For Hope : Breast Cancer Walk 2011

This was one of those moments in life you cherish, and one I will probably never forget.  Every year since my Mom died (2000) I've been lacing my sneakers, fighting the October chill, and joining tens and thousands of walkers in Washington Park for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk....more

Getting To Know Your Blogger : Intro

As most of you probably already know I decided to create this blog to provide an in depth look at what it's like going through life living with Bipolar Disorder.  More specifically my experiences being newly diagnosed.Although this is a huge part of my life; it's not the only part.  I'm so much more than Bipolar....more
Cassius is an adorable little fella! I would look forward to seeing him every day :)more

New Directions

Needless to say I am very excited for the direction my life (and this week) is headed in.What are my plans this week?...more

To Thine Own Self Be True

When you find yourself on a new journey in life you may also find that it's not one you necessarily asked for.   Sometimes it can even be burden.  In this case, a burden I would have to carry with me for the rest of my life, whether I liked it or not.  I didn't ask for BD, it wasn't something I chose but I knew it was something that I was going to have to learn to live with.  Although BD isn't cancer, it's still a tough pill to swallow....more

Save Me From Myself

I decided to create this blog after my world was flipped  upside down, and reality had been pulled out from under me.   I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder on July 22, 2011 after what turned out to be my second major depressive episode.  As the words rolled off my psychiatrist lips, my mind was flooded with memories of hanging out with various people who I consider close friends, trash talking, and making jokes about others living with Bipolar Disorder.  I was now labeled, and shamed by the stigma engrained  in Bipolar, not to mention mental illness....more
Brave story. Hang in there. more